Atlanta Fed’s sticky price CPI increased

November 16, 2011
Atlanta Fed's sticky price CPI increased

The Atlanta Fed's sticky price CPI measure—the weighted basket of goods consumers purchase that change prices relatively infrequently—rose 2.5 percent (annualized) in October, following a 1.9 percent increase in September.

The 12-month index rose 1.9 percent. The sticky price index increased 2.6 percent (annualized) on a core basis (which excludes food and energy) in October, and the 12-month index rose 1.8 percent, continuing an acceleration that began midyear 2010.

The flexible cut of the CPI—a weighted basket of goods that change price relatively frequently—declined at an 8.8 percent annual rate in October and was up 7.7 percent from year-earlier levels.